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Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB Review

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rollo 10th May 2012, 17:59 Quote
lol the hippos

its called BETA for a reason
cookie! nom nom 10th May 2012, 18:58 Quote
still a little high for me =[ looks like a used 580gtx will have to do
Pookeyhead 10th May 2012, 19:14 Quote
Well... seriously.. what is the point of the 680 now? £330 vs. £420.. almost as fast, less power consumption, smaller...

I'll be taking 2 of these as my upgrade to tide me over until Maxwell hits the shelves.

What a great little card! Good review too Bit!
PukWorld 10th May 2012, 19:31 Quote
Should i sell my 6970 lightning for a gtx670 ?? or is it not worth it ?
Lethal 10th May 2012, 19:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Eldorado
Looking forward to the 660, my 460 is getting a little long in the tooth.
Though I hope it's as affordable as my 460 was..

Same, although I bought by 460 about 3 months before I heard of 5 series and the prices dropped :(. Although I didn't have a choice as the 8800GT packed up.

Just waiting for that 660Ti to make an appearance now.. and/or hoping for some reputable manufacturers to release some good OC versions of 670 with some great cooling to boot (MSI Twin-Frozr 670?) at reasonable prices of course.
Pookeyhead 10th May 2012, 20:16 Quote
Aaargh! I've just noticed what a STUPID place the PCI power sockets are located! WTF?? I know the card is smaller than the whole casing, but... just.... grrr...
ajfsound 10th May 2012, 20:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pookeyhead
Aaargh! I've just noticed what a STUPID place the PCI power sockets are located! WTF?? I know the card is smaller than the whole casing, but... just.... grrr...

Surely it's better having them on the side to reduce length as much as possible. I've had problems having the connectors at the end before.
Pookeyhead 10th May 2012, 21:40 Quote
Length ain't a problem here... and it would be a damned sight neater. Oh well.. not the end of the world.

Does anyone know if the 670 still clocks down with two monitors connected like the 680 does?
Harlequin 10th May 2012, 22:34 Quote
would love to see a review of this vs gtx 460 in sli and hd6850 in cf :D
Lenderz 10th May 2012, 22:39 Quote
Just ordered the Gigabyte windforce 3 edition. Can't wait!!

Should be a hell of a step up from my gigabyte windforce 460s that have served me well.

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modfx 10th May 2012, 23:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
Looks like a very solid purchase for anyone with a 4x0 older right now I think.

I still find it weird to see 6-series used in reference to the 670/680 family. When someone says 6-series I still think of the 6800 Ultra and 6600GT.

Me too, reminds me of my first gaming PC; AMD Athlon 3800+, Asus a8n-sli deluxe, a 160Gb WD Caviar and 1Gb of DDR PC3200. Loved that PC, managed to rack up a few hundred CSS hours on it back in the day.
misterd77 11th May 2012, 00:42 Quote
92%, is it really that good !, for the price, and the rating, Id want 500 fps in bf3 @ dx11@1080p, of course, the value looks good when you compare it to its bigger brother, £330 is still way too much, I wonder where the drop off point in terms of performance v price is, nvidia nailed it with the 460 @ £140, now they are asking us to spend almost DOUBLE that for for its 6 series stable mate, the 660, (due shortly), AMD are suffering this disease also, but, at least those cards are quiet and less power hungry, if both of em aint carefull, they will price dudes like me out of the market, I await AMD's response with interest.....
SpAceman 11th May 2012, 01:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by mingemuncher
nvidia nailed it with the 460 @ £140, now they are asking us to spend almost DOUBLE that for for its 6 series stable mate, the 660, (due shortly)

The 460 was about £199 on release according to the Bit-Tech review. You seem to be quoting a more recent price.
Also the 470 was £299. £30 difference isn't that bad is it?
misterd77 11th May 2012, 02:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by mingemuncher
nvidia nailed it with the 460 @ £140, now they are asking us to spend almost DOUBLE that for for its 6 series stable mate, the 660, (due shortly)

The 460 was about £199 on release according to the Bit-Tech review. You seem to be quoting a more recent price.
Also the 470 was £299. £30 difference isn't that bad is it?

ur right, BUT, I still think the 660 will cost around the £250-£300 mark...AND...I cant see nvidia dropping prices as much as the did with the 460...if I could get a 660 a few months after release for £140, im in, but somehow, I dont think that will be happening...
kol 11th May 2012, 04:05 Quote
Nabbed the msi oc version for £329, should be a great increase over my gigabyte 460. Anyone know how loud the fan is on the msi card?

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Spreadie 11th May 2012, 08:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by mingemuncher
ur right, BUT, I still think the 660 will cost around the £250-£300 mark...AND...I cant see nvidia dropping prices as much as the did with the 460...if I could get a 660 a few months after release for £140, im in, but somehow, I dont think that will be happening...
I think you can pretty much guarantee that won't be happening. Did you notice just how long the 560Ti sat at the £185-£200 mark? Frikkin ages!

I'm looking forward to a 660 review though. Given the performance of the first two cards, the 660 will likely be the equal of a 580; with the huge advantage of having a relatively tiny power draw.
Doctor Hades 11th May 2012, 13:59 Quote
The GTX 670 looks like an incredible card for the price, perhaps too good as it makes me regret buying my £420 2GB Point of View GTX 680 when I did. I could have bought a 4GB GTX 670 for £20 less from Scan that ran almost as fast. The GTX 670 effectively makes the GTX 680 look either overpriced or underpowered, depending on your point of view.

Ah well, I shouldn't grumble too much as my GTX 680 has been terrific but I am honestly amazed that the GTX 670 comes so close to matching the GTX 680. Had the GTX 670 arrived three months after the GTX 680 at the same price it wouldn't have stung so much as you'd expect technological improvements over time to narrow the gap between cards but after a mere six weeks?
Doctor Hades 11th May 2012, 14:02 Quote
These cards are surely series 600 cards not series 6 ones as referred to in the review?
Redbeaver 11th May 2012, 18:54 Quote
US prices: $499???? just like 680? wtf is this ****? :(

great article btw :)
TheDarkSide 11th May 2012, 22:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Redbeaver
US prices: $499???? just like 680? wtf is this ****? :(

great article btw :)

where did you see these prices? a quick look at Newegg shows 399 $

can't help but be annoyed at the mark up we have to pay here in the uk..
B_HERB 12th May 2012, 00:24 Quote
Don't care how great it is...until the prices get in the $200 dollar range I will not buy. My Radeon 6870 is 2 yr-old technology and runs new games just fine...and cost me less than half the price.
SpAceman 12th May 2012, 05:28 Quote
I cant get over how small it is. The cooler seems to be nothing but a token length extender so people take it in as a high end card. I know if I saw it with a more compact cooler I would immediately think it was low - mid range.
Crunchy 12th May 2012, 11:46 Quote
This also looks good for me, I have a 580 and a 1Kw PSU all ready for SLI goodness...sub £300 580's here we come :D
Crunchy 12th May 2012, 11:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zehetmayr
Doh! This makes the £600 I spent on 580 SLI look stupid :(

Hindsight is 20-20, bro :)
towelie 14th May 2012, 08:53 Quote
I was thinking the whole time about AMD 7950 card but seeing as this destroyed it on result and price below if not the same. I will buy a this GO Green.
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